What does a business analyst do?
There is a reason why business analysts, sometimes referred to as BAs, are in demand and continue to be a part of employers' future hiring needs and plans. As a business analyst, you can expect to evaluate past and current data while identifying areas within the business that need to be improved. This role aligns with someone who wants to be in a collaborative position where you communicate and work with key stakeholders and decision-makers.
As a business analyst professional, you will leverage your knowledge and skills to bridge the gap between IT and the business by assessing the process, delivering data-driven recommendations, and determining requirements within a company to executives and stakeholders.
To be successful, you must analyze and work with others, both internally and externally, to understand how to use data to change a product, service, process, hardware, or software to improve and add value to your company.
What salary can I expect as an entry-level business analyst?
According to Burning Glass Technologies, a leading provider of job market data, the average salary for an entry-level business analyst is up to $75,600 per year. Furthermore, Glassdoor reports that the current national average business analyst salary is $92,316 total per year for more seasoned professionals in this industry. This equates to an average base salary of $77,653 per year and additional pay (cash bonus, commission, tips, profit-sharing, etc.), adding $14,663 per year.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will receive the needed Professional Development (PD) hours you need to apply for the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis (ECBATM) exam.
To earn the ECBA designation, candidates must:
- Complete a minimum of 21 Professional Development (PD) hours within the last four years.
- Agree with the Code of Conduct and Terms and Conditions.
- Pass the exam
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 3 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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